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Page 19 - twas but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street; On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet But hark!
Page 31 - ... heightened and improved by superior feeding ; although there are trout whose flesh is naturally white, and will never alter under any circumstances, while in an edible point of view they are sometimes superior in flavour to those of a deeper tinge. As a general rule, however, red-fleshed trout are the most highly prized, both by the angler and the epicure. It may be safely laid down as a rule, to which there are but few exceptions, that in all waters having a soft and rich bottom, especially...
Page 27 - Inspire the course ; but fainting breathless toil, Sick, seizes on his heart : he stands at bay ; And puts his last weak refuge in despair. The big round tears run down his dappled face ; He groans in anguish ; while the growling pack, Blood-happy, hang at his fair jutting chest, And mark his beauteous chequered sides with gore.
Page 249 - O'ertakes their sounding pinions, and again, Immediate, brings them from the towering wing, Dead to the ground ; or drives them, wide dispersed, Wounded, and wheeling various, down the wind.
Page 108 - Sprung from his heathery couch in haste. But, ere his fleet career he took, The dewdrops from his flanks he shook ; Like crested leader proud and high...
Page 205 - Won by a neck, a length between the second and third. The winner was bought in for 80 gs.
Page 384 - With yielding hand, That feels him still, yet to his furious course Gives way, you, now retiring, following now Across the stream, exhaust his idle rage ; Till, floating broad upon his breathless side, And to his fate abandoned, to the shore You gaily drag your unresisting prize.
Page 371 - The first ceremony of Halloween is, pulling each a stock, or plant of kail. They must go out, hand in hand, with eyes shut, and pull the first they meet with. Its being big or little, straight or crooked, is prophetic of the size and shape of the grand object of all their spells — the husband or wife. If any yird...
Page 287 - He forgets neither friend nor foe — remembers, with accuracy, both benefit and injury. He hath a share of man's intelligence, but no share of man's falsehood. You may bribe a soldier to slay a man with his sword, or a witness to take life by false accusation ; but you cannot make a hound tear his benefactor...
Page 184 - Two well-wrought windows lend. Beside the altar rose a tomb, All in the living stone, On which a young and beauteous maid In goodly sculpture shone. A kneeling angel, fairly carved, Leaned hovering o'er her breast ; A weeping warrior at her feet; And near to these her crest.